Laurel’s Papa Doble, or Hemingway Daiquiri

Hemmingway Daiquiri

I don’t know much about daiquiris, other than one of the contenders for my favorite Baskin Robbins ice cream flavor was Daiquiri Ice.  I suppose I should have known by then that we were fated to be together.  A classic daiquiri is a combination of white rum, lime juice and sugar.  That’s all well and good, but the Hemingway daiquiri is special.  It’s less sweet (apparently Ernest Hemingway’s father had diabetes, so he wasn’t one to add sugar to things), uses grapefruit juice as a large volume, and swaps out the sugar in favor of just a drizzle of maraschino liqueur.



Papa Doble (Makes 2)


4oz Fresh Grapefruit Juice

4 oz White Rum

.5oz Fresh Lime Juice

Tiny Drizzle Maraschino Liqueur




  • Juice grapefruits and limes.
  • Measure out liquor into shaker
  • Shake to combine
  • Add ice and shake til very cold
  • Strain into 2 coupe or martini glasses
  • If you’re fancy, garnish with a lime slice

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